dcdoorknob wrote:I said it before, but I do agree that 1 top 4 pick (with one 9-12) was preferable to 2 picks 5-8. That said, not sure if random for both would really be better, spotting someone 2 top 4 (or even top 2) picks could certainly happen if completely randomized and that would be a nice little advantage for that guy imo.
Yeah we tossed a few options around when we came up with the rule, and inverse just seemed to be the fairest way to go. As you said, randomizing both could result in two top-3, top-4 picks, and unless that manager drafts terribly, would pretty much assure he at least advance to next year's Champions League. Or the other way - two picks in the 10-12 range and you have a ton of ground to make up if you want to challenge for first (or even compete). As someone who drew a pick in the middle, I don't mind it. It's far more preferable than drawing two at the bottom, and it doesn't necessarily mean you end up with the same players either.